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ADULT$48.00
CONCESSION$44.00
MEMBERS$40.00
CHILD (Under 16)$18.00
FIRST NATIONS ELDERS$0.00
FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY MEMBER$15.00

On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.

A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

Having recently been awarded Best Mainstage Production and Best Ensemble at the 2023 Sydney Theatre  Awards, Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors embarks on a national tour directed by one of  Australia’s most celebrated directors, Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch.

Co-produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company, The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history, and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.

 

Content warning: Infrequent coarse language, themes of racial violence, descriptions of violence, intergenerational trauma, and theatrical haze.


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Reviews

Timeout *****
“a powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart.”

The Guardian ****
“powerful, authentic First Nations storytelling”

Suzy Goes See *****
“An outstanding cast of zealous actors demonstrate unequivocally the resilience and the indomitability of the communities that they represent so gloriously. Their chemistry is immaculate, in a show that speaks with a beautifully harmonious sense of solidarity.” Or shortened version “An outstanding cast of zealous actors”

Tickets

 

ADULT

$48.00

 

CONCESSION

$44.00

 

MEMBERS

$40.00

 

CHILD (Under 16)

$18.00

 

FIRST NATIONS ELDERS

$0.00

 

FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY MEMBER

$15.00

The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre

 

Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.

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BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.